Chatham News

CHATHAM – The word for mariners navigating the three inlets on the town's east side this summer is simple: Caution. Harbormaster Stuart Smith recommends that boaters use the middle inlet – the oldest one, opposite Chatham Light – to access the Atlantic. Although more narrow than it was last year, the inlet remains the safest of the three that separate Chatham Harbor and the Southway from the open ocean. “It...

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By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

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Chatham COA June Events

By: Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The following council on aging events are scheduled for June. To register for programs, arrange transportation or for more information, call 508-945-5190. Senior tax work off program enrollment meeting, June 1, 2 p.m. at the COA. A complete overview and guidelines are available at the COA or online at www.chathamcoa.com/forms . Disaster preparedness presentation, Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. Lea...

CHATHAM — Perhaps more than most other human endeavors, ocean rowing tests the limits of marine engineering, human endurance and mental control. For a Virginia couple preparing to depart on a transatlantic row from Chatham, it will also be a test of their relationship. Cindy Way, 41, and James Caple, 47, are waiting for a window of favorable weather before departing Chatham – possibly as soon as this weekend. Th...

CHATHAM - Town officials traveled to the state house Monday to meet with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito in hopes of gaining support from the Baker administration for efforts to scale back the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's claims of jurisdiction over the waters west of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Officials said Polito understood their concerns and would convey the town's position to Gov. Charlie Baker....

CHATHAM — Officials are still reviewing the data collected from a necropsy of a North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Chatham on May 5, but it appears that the endangered animal was alive when it was struck and wounded by boat propellers. Federal officials are investigating the incident to determine which boats were in the area at the time and whether they might have been violating a federal law that l...

Fire Station Opening Delayed By Verizon Strike

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — The public will have a chance to tour the town's sparkling new fire department headquarters Sunday, but the building isn't yet ready for use. Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe said the ongoing strike by Verizon workers has delayed the building's occupancy by at least a month. “We had hoped to be moving in by the end of April or the first week of May,” he said. “The Verizon situation put us behind.” Since A...